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Month: April 2017

This Week in Business

The government announced this week the introduction of a relief fund to help small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) who are hit by steep rises in their business rates following the business rates review. This could have important implications for your business- find out more about the rates review and the kind of support on…
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Your questions answered on the business rates review

A review of business rates came into effect earlier this month, and it’s important to understand what this could mean for your business. What are business rates? Business rates are a charge paid on business properties, such as shops, restaurants and offices. The rates are set by central government and collected by local authorities, and…
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This Week in Business

The headlines this week have been dominated by the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap General Election taking place on 8 June this year- for full details on how this could affect small businesses, have a look at our blog post. However, this week also saw a number of good news stories for businesses in…
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What does the election mean for small business?

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May made the shock announcement from the steps of Downing Street that she will be calling a General Election on 8th June 2017. With the election just around the corner, the parties will soon launch into full campaigning mode, and this is likely to dominate the news for the next few…
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This Week in Business

Results are in for the performance of the UK’s economy in the three months leading up to March, and it is good news as far as the labour market across the country is concerned. Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the UK unemployment rate is currently holding steady at 4.7%. This means…
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New events announced in Building Legacies programme

East London Business Place is excited to announce a fresh programme of free training workshops in its flagship business support programme, Building Legacies. The workshops will support SMMEs in east London in boosting their competitiveness, and are aimed primarily- but not exclusively- at SMMEs in the care, construction and digital and creative industries. The upcoming workshops, which…
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This week in business

It’s been a mixed bag in terms of business announcements, with new challenges and opportunities on the horizon for SMMEs and London-based businesses in particular. Investment bank JPMorgan upgraded its growth forecast for the UK economy in 2017 after a stronger-than-expected start to the year. Many businesses’ initial anxieties over Brexit seem to have been…
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London City Airport Expansion Plans and the Opportunities for East London Businesses

In 2016, London City Airport received permission to expand from the UK Government. This privately funded £344 million development programme will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport and 29,000 additional flights per year by 2025. The construction project is due to start this year, creating jobs and new opportunities for East London…
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New Financial Year, New Opportunities with Building Legacies

As the financial year draws to a close, East London Business Place (ELBP) is pleased to announce a fresh programme of events for the Building Legacies programme, its business support project for small, medium and micro enterprises based in east London. Since the official launch of Building Legacies in July 2016, the team has been…
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